Talk:Phoenicia

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𐀑𐀛𐀑𐀍[edit]

Why is it written in Latin script in the article? "Mycenaean Greek po-ni-ki-jo" literally transliterates to 𐀑𐀛𐀑𐀍, which is also apparently the word for a date palm. Should this be fixed? Ο€r2 (talk β€’ changes) 17:39, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

I think the Mycenaean Greek etymology might not be valid, so this point might be moot. I'll do some research and see if I can find any evidence for po-ni-ki-jo as an ethnic or toponym for Phoenician / Phoenicia, but all of the recent research does not support it. Damate (talk) 18:41, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
So π€‘π€›π€‘π€Š (po ni ki ja) is an ethnic adjective (according to Wiktionary) but 𐀑𐀛𐀑𐀍 (po ni ki jo) isn't? Could they be masculine/feminine forms/inflections of the same word? (I'm not familiar with Mycenaean grammar). And the "murex" sense seems to come from the fact that the Phoenicians made dye from Murex shells which is purple. Ο€r2 (talk β€’ changes) 22:01, 20 December 2012 (UTC)